Our patients come from the lowest 10% income group in Singapore. 80% of our patients receive fully-subsidised treatments, while 20% of our patients pay only $200 or less per month. Read their stories below.
It was the time of the week again. In fact, barring any unforeseen development, she would have to go through it three times a week – kidney dialysis, that is. Her small hands grasped the armrests of her wheelchair as she steadied herself. Arthritis had caused her fingers to be painfully gnarled and unnaturally curved. She clenched her teeth as she tried to summon strength to stand up from her wheelchair. Her right hand reached for the side of her dialysis chair for support, as she slowly transferred herself with the aid of a caregiver. Only in recent times that the tremble in her hands became more obvious. Her Parkinson’s disease had worsened. “‘老人病’ or ‘old person’s illness’”, she tittered.read more
To many of us, family meals are a time for togetherness. But for Mr Ong Soon Teck, it meant sitting separately. The front of his house was reserved for his adoptive parents and their children, while he and his adoptive grandmother shared meals at the back.read more
Rukamany takes great pride in being Singaporean. “Singapore is very clean. If you’ve got a problem, you can find answers everywhere; so many charities (are here) to support you. Singapore is better than other countries, some people want to be born here also cannot!” she proudly declared.read more
Mr Yip is 59 this year and convinced that he will not live past his next birthday, as he has been experiencing a steep decline in his health over the past year.read more